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Friday, March 09, 2007

The Quizzarcade

I am posting Kishan's quiz made for this week's qc meet.

1. Shiv Ratan Agarwal, the MD of Shivdeep Industries started of by making a product for soldiers to carry with them for days together. This company now controls 70% share in the Indian Market. Name the company.

2. In 1847, JC Jacobsen, a Danish Brewer established a new brewery on a hill outide Copenhagen. His wife had just given birth to a son. The son's name and the Danish word for 'Hill' were put together to give the name of the Brewery. What was the name chosen?

3. Connect: Grid Iron, Grand Prix, Bikie, Star Wars and Bider.(clue: Cricket)

4. The element Hafnium is named after which city?

5. At an Indian post office, if the Green letter box is for local mail and the blue for metros, what is the yellow one for?

6. In the early 1950's the Us popcorn industries suffered heavy losses as a result of a development. What had happened?

7. When Rabidranath Tagore heard him singing his own compositions at a function, he reportedly said "Had I heard him singing earlier, I would have written many more beautiful songs just to suit his style". Name this legendary singer.

8.This 1975 Al Pacino movie was based on the real life story of John Wojfowicz who held 7 Chase Manhattan Bank employees in New York hostage in 1972 to finance his boy friends' sex change operation. Apart from the Elton John song 'Amoreena' in the credits of the movie, it does not have any background score at all. Identify the movie.

9. Which Republican candidate did Bill Clinton defeat in the US Presidential elections in 1996?

10. On which Shakespearean play was 'Akiro Kurosawa's film "Throne of Blood" based ?

11. 'The Fine Art of Writing' is the punchline of which brand?

12. Which of Vasistha's magical cows did Vishvamitra covet?

13. Which structure designed by Lutyens has 340 rooms, 74 lobbies, one km of corridirs, 18 staircases and 37 fountains?

14. Which one of Leo Tolstoy's epic works, first published in 1866, was originally titled "All's Well That Ends Well"?

15. Which celestial creature was given to sage Vasistha by the Devas as Dakshina for officiating over the 'amrit manthan'?

1 comment:

Sharat Nambissan said...

The Answers:
1. Haldiram's
2. Carlsberg
3. They are different varieties of helmets.
4. Copenhagen
5. State Capitals
6. The TV hit the market. Movie going fell to a new low and so dod popcorn consumption.
7. KL Saigal
8. Dog Day Afternoon
9.Bob Dole
10. Macbeth
11. Mont Blanc
12. Nandini
13. Rashtrapati Bhawan
14. War and Peace
15. Kamadhenu

Friday, March 09, 2007

The Quizzarcade

I am posting Kishan's quiz made for this week's qc meet.

1. Shiv Ratan Agarwal, the MD of Shivdeep Industries started of by making a product for soldiers to carry with them for days together. This company now controls 70% share in the Indian Market. Name the company.

2. In 1847, JC Jacobsen, a Danish Brewer established a new brewery on a hill outide Copenhagen. His wife had just given birth to a son. The son's name and the Danish word for 'Hill' were put together to give the name of the Brewery. What was the name chosen?

3. Connect: Grid Iron, Grand Prix, Bikie, Star Wars and Bider.(clue: Cricket)

4. The element Hafnium is named after which city?

5. At an Indian post office, if the Green letter box is for local mail and the blue for metros, what is the yellow one for?

6. In the early 1950's the Us popcorn industries suffered heavy losses as a result of a development. What had happened?

7. When Rabidranath Tagore heard him singing his own compositions at a function, he reportedly said "Had I heard him singing earlier, I would have written many more beautiful songs just to suit his style". Name this legendary singer.

8.This 1975 Al Pacino movie was based on the real life story of John Wojfowicz who held 7 Chase Manhattan Bank employees in New York hostage in 1972 to finance his boy friends' sex change operation. Apart from the Elton John song 'Amoreena' in the credits of the movie, it does not have any background score at all. Identify the movie.

9. Which Republican candidate did Bill Clinton defeat in the US Presidential elections in 1996?

10. On which Shakespearean play was 'Akiro Kurosawa's film "Throne of Blood" based ?

11. 'The Fine Art of Writing' is the punchline of which brand?

12. Which of Vasistha's magical cows did Vishvamitra covet?

13. Which structure designed by Lutyens has 340 rooms, 74 lobbies, one km of corridirs, 18 staircases and 37 fountains?

14. Which one of Leo Tolstoy's epic works, first published in 1866, was originally titled "All's Well That Ends Well"?

15. Which celestial creature was given to sage Vasistha by the Devas as Dakshina for officiating over the 'amrit manthan'?

1 comment:

Sharat Nambissan said...

The Answers:
1. Haldiram's
2. Carlsberg
3. They are different varieties of helmets.
4. Copenhagen
5. State Capitals
6. The TV hit the market. Movie going fell to a new low and so dod popcorn consumption.
7. KL Saigal
8. Dog Day Afternoon
9.Bob Dole
10. Macbeth
11. Mont Blanc
12. Nandini
13. Rashtrapati Bhawan
14. War and Peace
15. Kamadhenu